I would like to share this entry on the Scientific American Blog, reporting on this year's LCA conference. It offers interesting insights into the exciting turns research is taking, or might take, in the near future.
Particularly intriguing is the idea of using old drugs for new purposes. These drugs have already been shown to be safe, therefore time to a trial would be shortened considerably.
The author is geneticist Ricki Lewis. It's a good read, and easy to understand. Enjoy!